|Why Johnny Can't Sing Hymns: How Pop Culture Rewrote the Hymnal
By T. David Gordon / P & R Publishing
Dr. Gordon looks at changes in worship from the fresh viewpoint of a Media Ecology perspective. Changes in music have changed the way we think, and the way we worship - or are even able to worship. The musical culture we are immersed in has altered our ability to understand other genres of music - so much so that we find them strangely unhelpful. This means that worship has become a conflict area, rather than a source of unity. Dr. Gordon not only shows the problems, he also provides solutions - it's important, because how we sing affects how we live.
It's an interesting perspective and one that all church going Christians should consider - no matter what type of music is typical for your church. Well written, easy to read and complete.
I really enjoyed this book.